Language of document : ECLI:EU:C:2019:437



Order of the Court (Seventh Chamber) of 21 May 2019 — Volkswagen v EUIPO

(Case C744/18 P)

(Appeal — Article 181 of the Rules of Procedure of the Court of Justice — EU trade mark — Application for registration of figurative mark MAIN AUTO WHEELS — Opposition proceedings — Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 — Article 8(1)(b) and (5) — Obligation to state reasons — Appeal in part manifestly inadmissible and in part manifestly unfounded )

1.      EU trade mark — Decisions of the Office — Legality — EUIPO’s previous decision-making practice

(Council Regulation No 207/2009)

(see para. 5)

2.      Appeals — Grounds — Incorrect assessment of the facts and evidence — Inadmissibility — Review by the Court of the assessment of the facts and evidence — Possible only where the clear sense of the evidence has been distorted

(Art. 256 TFEU; Statute of the Court of Justice, Art. 58(1)(1))

(see para 5)

Operative part


The appeal is dismissed as being, in part, manifestly inadmissible and, in part, manifestly unfounded.


Volkswagen AG is ordered to bear its own costs.